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The Restored Summit

Restoring the Lost Years of Your Life

  • Get 24/7 access to 90+ hours of faith-based advice from 82 experts in our critically-acclaimed previously held 10-day virtual summit.
  • Ideal for sexual strugglers and betrayed partners, an All-Access Pass is also a great resource for counselors, mentors, and coaches.
  • Collectively, our experts have 1,500+ years of personal recovery experience and 2,000+ years of recovery ministry experience.
  • Our goal is to educate, encourage, and support you while you’re on this healing journey. You’re not alone. We’re here to help.
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There was a lot of healing that took place in my heart while listening to all of these stories because it validated my own experiences and how they impacted me and what I have been trying to help my husband understand but he couldn't.

S.L.Betrayed partner

There is absolutely no doubt in our mind that everyone should buy an All-Access Pass to any of your Summits when available. Now we have all of the material forever, review what we need, digest what we can and put it all to good use in our recovery.

L.G. and L.G.Sexual struggler and betrayed partner

I am so thankful for you both and very encouraged by you all. I'm still sober and have now reached 205 days which is unbelievable. Much of which I attribute to your virtual summits.

J.O.Sexual struggler

Day one was great! Looking forward to this supper lineup of 40 top Christian experts on breaking free from the sin we're dealing with. The interviews with Stephen Arterburn (New Life Ministries) and Nate Larkin (Samson Society) are worth more than the price of an All-Access Pass.

G.F.Sexual struggler

I feel like this summit was so informative and soothing at the same time. It was the immersion in the truth that I needed. It validated me in my grief, hurt, and pain.

C.K.Betrayed partner

Restored Summit Topics

Gain expert insights and wisdom on these key topics
Sexual Strugglers
Spouses & Couples
Children & Families
Sexual Abuse
Faith & Spiritual Growth
Pastors & Ministry Leaders

Summit Interviews

Day 1

Battling Sex & Porn Addiction in the Military - Chaplain Matthew Gallo
Our Healing Journey That Led to Reconciliation - Tray & Melody Lovvorn
Can Trust Be Rebuilt? - Hope Ray
Wholistic Healing from Sexual Addiction - Jonathan Daugherty
The Pendulum Swing of Female Sexuality - Shannon Ethridge

Day 2

Redeeming Women Who Struggle with Sexual Addiction - Beth Nyhart
From Shattered to Redeemed - John & Karen Rellos
Raising Strong Kids in a Porn Culture - Dina Alexander
Finding Read Hope & Freedom from Sexual Addiction - Dr. Milton Magness
Thoughts on the Struggling Church - Marnie Ferree
Restore the Lost Years by Restoring the Soul - Michael Cusick

Day 3

Pursuing Restoration from Marital Betrayal & Infidelity - Susan Allen
Restored Marriage, Restored to Ministry - Greg & Stacey Oliver
Pastors on Porn - Vern Tompke
Exploring the Link Between Porn & Sex Trafficking - Cory Nichols
Healing for Women with Porn & Sexual Addiction - Crystal Renaud Day
Going from Unwanted to Fully Restored - Jay Stringer

Day 4

Restoration Redefined - Pastor Clay Allen
My Restoration Journey & Vision for Africa - Rev. Christie Bature Ogbeifun
Restoring Past Sexual Abuse & Prison Time - Brett Parmeter
Overcoming the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences - Dave Lockridge
Living a Porn-Free Life - Matt Dobschuetz
Restoration & Life as a New Creation - Russell Willingham
Finding Joy in the Journey from Betrayal - Marsha Means

Day 5

Broken to Mended: Pastor & Wife Journey - Kenny & Susan Smith
Rebounding from Life's Most Devastating Losses - Coach Randy Brown
How to Break Through the Shame Barrier - Dan & Angie Andrew
Empowering Your Kids to Resist & Reject Porn - Kristen Jenson
Healing at the Heart of Recovery - Dr. Doug Weiss
How to Heal from Sexual Harm & Abuse - Dr. Dan Allender
Equip Your Church to Restore the Sexually Broken - Pastor Clay Allen

Day 6

Finding the Sacred in Sexuality - Anne Kerr
The Time Recovery Model to Sexual Addiction Recovery - Bob Hale
Science-Based Strategies for Successful Recovery - Forest Benedict
Walking Out Your Recovery with Passion & Purpose - David & Lynn Marie Cherry
My Journey as a Pioneer in Sexual Addiction Recovery - Joe Dallas
Successful Strategies for Ending Global Sexual Exploitation - Dawn Hawkins
Restoration & the New CSB Restoration Bible - Steve Arterburn

Day 7

How Global Recovery Resources Saved Our Marriage - Richard Butler & Dr. Fran Hopwood
Helping the Next Generation Win Their Freedom Fight - Ted Shimer
Regeneration & the Healing Journey of Recovery - Fritz & Gretchen Maurer
Redeemed Sexuality as a New Way Forward - Drew Boa
Why Can't I Talk to Him/Her About Sex? - Mary Whitman Ortiz
Reflections on a Lifetime Fighting the Purveyors of Porn - Dr. Judith Reisman
Pathway to a Great Marriage After Betrayal - Jay & Lori Pyatt

Day 8

How Pastors Can Bring Healing to the Church - Pastor Brian Trevail
Finding God's Purpose from the Pain of Sex Addiction - Uli Gradinger
Rescuing Your Marriage After the Affair - Ben & Ann Wilson
Restoring Hope for Strugglers & Spouses - Dr. Mark & Beth Denison
How to Build a Safe Community for Recovery - Nate Larkin
Why You Should Be Rethinking Sexuality - Dr. Juli Slattery
Best Practices in Recovery & Marriage Restoration - Dr. Mark & Debbie Laaser

Day 9

The Secrets to Restoring a Shattered Heart - Dr. Charles & Carin Dusse
Mobilizing Your Church to Fight Sex Trafficking - Bob Rodgers
Inside Out Living: Pathway to Recovery - Steve & Lisa Lackey
3 Challenges Moving from Betrayal to a Thriving Marriage - Troy & Melissa Haas
Intimate Deception: Healing the Wounds of Betrayal - Dr. Sheri Keffer
Educating & Protecting Your Family - Chris McKenna

Day 10

Finding Faith & Freedom on My Recovery Journey - Chris Haines
Best Practices in Sex Addiction & Betrayal Trauma Recovery - Richard Blankenship
Restoring Your Marriage After Betrayal - Rocky & Lila Pisor
Relational Redemption After Betrayal - Jason & Shelley Martinkus
Bringing Freedom to the Church - Nick Stumbo
Lifetime Achievement Award - Dr. Ted & Diane Roberts

There is absolutely no doubt in our minds that everyone should buy an All-Access Pass to any of your Summits when available. Now we have all of the material forever, review what we need, digest what we can, and put it all to good use in our healing and recovery journeys.

Larry & LindaMultiple summit attendees

Meet Our Experts

We interviewed 82 experts in faith-based recovery and healing from sexual addiction, betrayal trauma, and partner support for the Restored Summit. Click on any image below to learn more about them.

Matthew Gallo

Chaplain

Matt has 17.5 yrs of military service, with 5 deployments, one of which he met his bride (she was deployed with the Army at the time) Erica. Matt is passionate about helping other military members find freedom from sexual addiction. He is currently leading the way to equip other chaplains with tools in this area as well. No one else in the DoD has been able/willing to do this with as much success as God has blessed Matt to have in this context.

Jonathan Daugherty

President, Be Broken Ministries

Jonathan is the founder and president of Be Broken Ministries and founder of the Gateway to Freedom workshop for men.
He also hosts the weekly radio program, Pure Sex Radio, and is in demand nationally as a speaker on sexual purity and men’s issues.

He has appeared on multiple radio and television media, both local and national. He has authored Grace-Based Recovery, The 4 Pillars of Purity, Secrets, and other works.

Jonathan lives with his wife and three children in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Sheri Keffer, CSAT, CPTT-S, CCPS

Marriage & Family Therapist

Dr. Sheri Keffer is the cohost of the nationally syndicated talk show New Life Live!, with an audience of more than two million people each week on 150 stations nationwide. For nearly twenty years, Dr. Sheri has been in private practice as a marriage and family therapist. Through her own personal story of recovery, Dr. Sheri understands the impact of sexual betrayal and is trained as a Certified Clinical Partner Specialist (CCPS) and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). With a passion for healing trauma she brings new tools and a fresh look at what’s needed not only to heal but heal well. Dr. Sheri commonly uses brain SPECT imaging, Brainwave Optimization and EMDR to treat depression, addictions, anxiety, loss and self-image issues caused by Post traumatic Stress.
She is the author of her new book Intimate Deception – Healing the Wounds of Sexual Betrayal and is a regular host for the Blog talk show Betrayal Recovery Radio (www.blogtalkradio.com/apsatsradio). Dr. Sheri enjoys the beach, reading, mountain biking, hiking, camping and big game sport fishing, including a 150-pound marlin she caught that hangs on her wall.

Lynn Marie Cherry

Pastor, Author & Speaker

Lynn Marie Cherry is an engaging speaker and the author of Keep Walking: 40 Days to Hope and Freedom after Betrayal, a daily devotional that helps women find a way through the pain of betrayal. She is dedicated to inspiring hope and shining a light on the path to freedom. Lynn graduated from Oral Roberts University and is a licensed minister. She enjoys sharing insight from God’s word and the world around her. Lynn and her husband David have been married for 28 years and have two boys. They are the co-pastors of Restoration Covenant Church in Round Rock, TX.

Marnie Feree, LMAT, CSAT

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist

Marnie founded and directs Bethesda Workshops, a short-term intensive treatment program for sex addicts, partners of sex addicts, couples, and teens struggling with problematic sexual behavior. She speaks and writes passionately about God’s redemption in everyday life.

Shannon Ethridge

Relationship Coach

Shannon is a Certified Life/Relationship Coach, International Speaker, and author of 22 books including the million-copy best-selling Every Woman's Battle series, The Sexually Confident Wife, and The Fantasy Fallacy.

Shannon has been speaking to audiences of all ages on the topics of healthy sexuality and spirituality for over 25 years, and coaching individuals and couples for 10+ years. She is the creator of Women at the Well 4-day Intensive Workshops and also leads the B.L.A.S.T. Mentorship Program for aspiring writers & speakers.

Dr. Milton Magness, CSAT

Psychotherapist

Dr. Magness is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Psychotherapist. He is the author of "Real Hope, True Freedom: Understanding and Coping with Sex Addiction," "Stop Sex Addiction," "Thirty Day's To Hope and Freedom From Sexual Addiction," "I Can Stop," a thirty video series for men who struggle with problematic sexual behavior, "I Must Heal," a thirty video series for partners, "Couples Recovery Kit," and other resources.

He offers Three-Day Intensives for couples whose relationship has been damaged by problematic sexual behavior. These are offered at his offices in Houston, San Antonio, and (for high-profile and celebrity clients) at secluded resorts in the Canadian Rockies. Dr. Magness was a pastor for twenty years prior to becoming a psychotherapist.

Melissa Haas, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Troy and Melissa have been married for 28 years and have been in recovery from sexual addiction for 20 years. Melissa is a therapist who specializes in working with spouses and marriages impacted by addiction.

Dr. Fran Hopwood, APSATS-CPC

Mentor

Fran switched to personal coaching after walking her own healing journey from betrayal trauma. . Fran uses all her first hand knowledge of the challenges of healing from betrayal and her professional knowledge and skills within the Naked Truth Project's Wholehearted Partner Program. Fran also has her own professional coaching business (Holding Hope) to support women seeking healing, freedom and growth from the effects of problematic sexual behavior in their relationships. Fran's passion for working with women affected by infidelity stems not only from being a partner but also from her experience of divorce from two previous marriages affected by infidelity.

Dina Alexander

CEO, Educate & Empower Kids

Dina is CEO of Educate and Empower Kids, speaker, and author of How to Talk to Your Kids About Pornography and 30 Days of Sex Talks (for ages 3-7, 8-11, 12+), 30 Days to a Stronger Child, and Noah’s New Phone: A Story About Using Technology for Good.

Dina founded EEK in 2013. She received her master’s degree in recreation therapy from the University of Utah and her bachelors from Brigham Young University. She is an amazing mom and loves spending time with her husband and three kids. Together, they live in Texas.

Debbie Laaser, MA, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Dr. Mark and Debbie founded Faithful & True, where today, Debbie facilitates therapy groups and counsels spouses who have been relationally betrayed. She speaks at training events and workshops around the country, and is the author of Shattered Vows and co-author of Seven Desires with her late husband, Dr. Mark Laaser. Her recent research project, “Post-traumatic Growth in Relationally Betrayed Women,” was published in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Melody Lovvorn

Coach

With 4 kids under 6 and being blindsided by her husband’s pornography and infidelity and nothing appearing as it seemed, Melody discovered that going into and through the pain was the only way out of the pain. She reluctantly chose to embark upon a personal journey of healing and self-discovery. Melody is passionate about helping other women recover and bounce back and believes that stewarding the pain of our past breathes hope into another person's future.

Marsha Means, MA

Founder, A Circle of Joy

With 4 kids under 6 and being blindsided by her husband’s pornography and infidelity and nothing appearing as it seemed, Melody discovered that going into and through the pain was the only way out of the pain. She reluctantly chose to embark upon a personal journey of healing and self-discovery. Melody is passionate about helping other women recover and bounce back and believes that stewarding the pain of our past breathes hope into another person's future.

Hope Ray, LPC, CSAT

Intensives Specialist

Hope does 3-Day Intensives for couples ready to rehabilitate TRUST and INTIMACY after sexual betrayal and addiction. She also offers 2-Day Individual Intensives for partners desperate to heal using her specialized Complex Partner Trauma model. Hope worked with Dr. Ken Adams to develop the first comprehensive partners treatment program in Michigan. She has completed advanced training in facilitating Disclosures involving the use of polygraphs from Dr. Milton Magness. As a frequent podcast guest, Hope has opportunities to contribute to numerous podcasts such as Porn Free Radio, Thanks for Sharing, and Sex and Love Addiction 101.

Dr. Juli Slattery

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Juli Slattery is the president and co-founder of Authentic Intimacy, a ministry dedicated to reclaiming God’s design for sexuality. “I love my job at Authentic Intimacy. Everywhere I look, I see lives ruined by unfulfilled promises of love and sexual brokenness. Through this ministry God is redeeming lives and marriages with His truth. What could be more exciting than that?”

Clay Allen

Pastor

Pastor Clay and his wife, Susan, founded AVENUE in 2000 to equip churches to address their #1 problem; confidentially restore men, pastors and their wives impacted by sexual brokenness. AVENUE unburdens pastors and helps churches start growing again in size and influence to lead our communities and country back to God.

Speaker & author of “Operation Destiny,” an accelerated group study curriculum and church leadership training series wrought out of his own restoration, has been equipping churches for over 20 years to confidentially restore men and pastors from sexual brokenness so they experience their God-designed destinies.

David Cherry

Pastor

David leads a beautiful family called Restoration Covenant Church with his wife, Lynn. But it’s not just the two of them, they are surrounded by an incredible staff, council and leadership team that is committed to bringing the joy of restoration to our family, community and the world through Jesus Christ.

David was born and raised in Texas. He is a student of leadership, culture and the church. David has been in ministry for 30 years, mostly as a pastor of production. He loves seeing people do things they’ve never done before

Christie Bature Ogbeifun

Certified Life Coach

Christie is the founder of 180 Degrees Rehabilitation Centre in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, a faith based centre tackling the menace of drug and other addictions in the society. Christie is passionate about bringing understanding to others about addictions, having been blindsided by them in her own life.

Anne Kerr

Founder, TrueNorth

Through her anti-trafficking work in Atlanta years ago, TrueNorth was birthed as a way to end demand for sex trafficking by going upstream and dealing with a root cause: sexual brokenness including porn use.

Anne and her husband, Greg, have found healing and restoration in their marriage after Greg revealed his own struggle with porn use and how God had set him free from bondage to it. God is using their story to open up needed dialogue in families and churches today.

Anne speaks to church groups, parents, and ministry leaders bringing hope, inspiration, and practical ways to walk more authentically with those we love in a sexualized culture.

Anne’s talk, Allies: Parents and Kids Navigating a Sexualized Culture, is perfect for parents of toddlers through teens.

Brett Parmeter

Mentor

Brett is a BraveHearts Certified Mentor, Sexual Addiction Specialist with a unique focus on cognitive & distorted thoughts used for the abuse of porn. Including emotional balance, relational intimacy, empathy. Offering a disciplined structure in sexual integrity.

Beth Denison, CLC, PRC

Partner Recovery Coach

Beth is the co-founder of There's Still Hope. She combines her experience as a pastor's wife, wife of a sex addict, and women's ministry leader with her training as a Partner Recovery Coach, to bring hope to women suffering from betrayal trauma and to encourage them on their healing journey.

Stacey Oliver

Recovery Coach

Stacey is the co-founder (with her husband Greg) of Awaken, a gospel-based recovery ministry helping others impacted by sexual brokenness. She was a Worship Pastor's wife for 15 years, all the while not knowing of Greg's hidden sexual addiction which was exposed in 2009. Having experienced healing and recovery for herself, Stacey now walks alongside other women seeking healing, through groups, 1-on-1 coaching, and Awaken women's intensives.

Lori Pyatt, CPM

Mentor

Lori helps women and couples through Group & Personal Mentoring. She and her husband use techniques from 25 years of research & are 90% successful in helping couples heal the relationship.

Karen Rellos, CPC, BCM, CCLC

Mentor

Karen is passionate about walking alongside women impacted from sexual betrayal. She believes Hope, Healing + Restoration is totally possible with proper guidance, validation, education, resources, and support within a safe space to process the devastation and impact of betrayal trauma. Karen has been trained and certified through Apsats.org Karen is also trained in Intimacy Anorexia and understands the additional struggles this brings into the healing/recovery journey (after sobriety) within the marriage relationship. She facilitates women's groups walking through the pain of divorce, as well as, Pastors wives and Coaches individually.

Susan Allen

Author

Author of The Healing Choice Restoration Series for betrayed women. 25 years of extensive study, research and working firsthand with women, she has created the defining model for group work in betrayal recovery. As Women's Director she equips Churches to provide Avenue Women's Restoration Groups to its members and community.

Angie Andrew, CLM, CPM

Certified Partner Mentor

After walking this path herself, Angie is passionate about walking alongside women to equip and empower them on this journey to wholeness after betrayal trauma. Her focus includes healing and building the relationship with themselves, God and others. She works with both individuals and groups.

Chris Haines

Board Member

Board Member, BraveHearts

Chris is a BraveHearts board member with six years of sexual addiction recovery experience. His heart aches for men and families broken by addiction and he has a strong desire to help them find hope, healing and forgiveness.

Richard Butler, CPM

Certified Professional Mentor

Educated to Degree Level, Richard has the following qualifications; ICF Certified Professional Coach; BraveHearts Certified Mentor; NLP Practitioner; Intimacy Anorexia and Sex Addiction trained (AASAT - American Association of Sex Addiction Therapists); Post Graduate Certificate in Education. In addition, Richard will be undertaking APSATS training in February 2019.

Following a career as a professional trainer and consultant and working extensively within the Educational Field after embarking on his own healing journey from addiction, Richard retrained as a Sexual Addiction mentor and coach.

Using a unique combination of coaching, mentoring and psycho-education tailored to client needs, Richard is now committed to helping others who are struggling with sobriety and recovery.

Michael Cusick, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Michael is a Licensed Professional Counselor, spiritual director, speaker, and author of two books including Surfing for God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle and Somebody's Daughter: An Experiential Guide, and having experienced the restoring touch of God in a deeply broken life and marriage, Michael’s passion is to connect life’s broken realities with the reality of the gospel.

Dawn Hawkins

Sr. VP, Nat'l Center on Sexual Exploitation

Dawn is the Sr. VP of National Center on Sexual Exploitation. Her energy, creativity and mobilization skills have revived the anti-pornography movement and her intentional emphasis on the intersectionality of forms of sexual exploitation has proven a unique and effective strategy for curbing them.

She directs a global 300+ member Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation, where their initiatives led to sweeping changes of policies that foster exploitation for targets such as Google, Hilton Worldwide, Comcast, Walmart, and Department of Defense.

Carin Dusse, LPC, CPM, APSATS

Licensed Professional Counselor

Carin is the founder of Shattered Hearts Revived Counselling, Mentoring and Coaching ministry. Carin has been trained through APSATS and understands the importance of Mentoring and Counselling partners from a "partner sensitive" approach, using The Multidimensional Partner Trauma Model (MPTM) which incorporates recent research about the effects of sex-addiction-induced trauma. Carin offers online and in-person counselling sessions to work with partners suffering from the traumatic impact of betrayal trauma in their personal lives and marriages. Carin mentors partners in the ability to thrive based on "The Life Model Works", helping partners to understand the pain processing pathway, staying relational, present, and connected and how to maintain organised attachment to God and others. Carin is a coach on Marsha Means team and is coaching women in Boundaries and Trigger Management. Carin is passionate about equipping the Church and Counsellors about the danger of porn addiction and in doing so, Carin is breaking up unplowed ground in Scotland about the misunderstanding and challenges betrayed partners are facing in Church and through uninformed Counselling services.

Troy Haas

Executive Director

Troy and Melissa have been married for 27 years and have been in recovery from sexual addiction for 19 years. Troy is the Executive Director of HopeQuest Ministry Group, a family of ministries that helps people impacted by addiction experience freedom, hope, and life.

Drew Boa, CPM

Certified Professional Mentor

Certified Sexual Integrity Mentor. Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional (candidate). Drew is a professional sexual integrity mentor and stay-at-home dad. He's the author of "Redeemed Sexuality: 12 Sessions for Healing and Transformation in Community." His goal is to save marriages before they start.

Dan Andrew, CPM

Certified Professional Mentor

11 + years of physical sobriety. American Assoc. of Christian Counselors trained in Life Coaching, with focus on Sexual Addiction & Marriage. BraveHearts Certified Mentor - Sexual Addiction Specialist. 10+ years of support group leadership.

Dan has attended and lead men's support groups for years. He has mentored men for years and has walked alongside them in their recovery. Dan's mission statement for his work at Redeemed Warriors is "I help men break free from habitual sexual sin so that they don't have to live in shame."

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP

Marriage & Family Therapist

Forest Benedict is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Recovery Coach. He is certified as a Sexual Addiction Treatment Provider (SATP) with extensive experience treating sex and pornography addicts and training therapists to do the same. Forest uses online therapy to treat addiction and trauma. He guides sexually addicted individuals through The Healing Connections Recovery Program, serving all of California. He provides individual recovery coaching and leads Heroes in Recovery and Heroes Connecting, online coaching programs available worldwide.

Joe Dallas

Pastoral Counselor

Pastoral Counselor, speaker, and author. Authored 8 books including The Game Plan (Thomas Nelson 2005), Speaking of Homosexuality (Baker Books 2016), and When Homosexuality Hits Home (Harvest House 2004).

Joes Dallas is an author, conference speaker, and pastoral counselor. He's the Program Director of Genesis Biblical Solutions in Tustin, California, which is a Biblical counseling ministry for men dealing with sexual addiction and other sexual/relational problems. He also serves on the Elder Board of Newport Mesa Church, and received his Master's degree in Christian Counseling from Vision University.

Tray Lovvorn

Founder

Tray is the Founder of Route1520, a Christ-centered recovery movement dedicated to providing a way home for those impacted by sex and pornography addiction.
Carin is the founder of Shattered Hearts Revived ministry. Carin is passionate about counseling and mentoring partners suffering from the traumatic impact from sex addiction in their personal lives and marriages.

Carin mentors partners in the ability to thrive based on the LIFE Model, helping partners to understand the pain processing pathway, staying relational, present, and connected and how to maintain organized attachment to God and others.

Carin is also passionate about equipping churches and parents about the danger of porn addiction.

Charles Dusse, CPM

Certified Professional Mentor

BraveHearts Certified Sexual Integrity Mentor and sponsor for men dealing with intimacy avoidance and rebuilding trust with their wives.

Charles is the founder of Beth Noah: Place of Rest, a Mentoring Practice based on Biblical principles, helping Christian men find their way to recovery and victory in their quest for sexual integrity and purity, through one-on-one and group mentoring.

Dr. Doug Weiss

Executive Director

As the Executive Director at Heart to Heart Counseling Center for more than 20 years, I have the opportunity to see many men and women walk in freedom from their sexual addiction. I have also watched many marriages on the brink of divorce begin to heal and become better than ever.

As the President of the American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy (AASAT), I have developed the Sex Addiction Training program to train therapists and coaches how to treat sexual addiction.

This program uses my own methodology and modality, as well as my clinical application for treating sexual addiction, providing proven treatment for sexual addiction recovery.

Nate Larkin

Author

The oldest son of a Pentecostal preacher, Nate Larkin graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1982 and spent five years as a pastor before resigning in despair over his inability to conquer compulsive sexual sin.
He then switched careers, building a successful engineering business and remaining active in church life, while his addictive behavior continued.

In 1998 Nate and Allie moved to Franklin, Tennessee. Here, after years of praying, fasting, pleading and repenting in private, Nate finally found help for his sex addiction—in the form of authentic friendship and the safety of a 12-step recovery group. In recovery, Nate began to see life differently.

His circle of friends steadily expanded and eventually included a large group of men with diverse weaknesses—addicts and potential addicts of every description, united by a common faith and a need for true companionship.

Most of these men had not found deep and honest relationships in their churches. Why they asked each other, did a guy have to end up in a 12-step group to talk honestly with other men?

So in 2004, several of these friends formed a mutual aid society for Christian men called the Samson Society.

Nate, who drafted the Society’s charter and designed its first meeting format, has written a book about his experiences entitled Samson and the Pirate Monks: Calling Men to Authentic Brotherhood, which was published by Thomas Nelson in February 2007. (He is also the author, with Darrell Waltrip, of Sundays Will Never Be the Same, published by Simon & Schuster in 2012.)

Nate is featured on the I Am Second website and appears in several documentaries. He is a popular speaker at conferences, colleges, and retreats, and is the host of the weekly Pirate Monk Podcast.

Nick Stumbo

Pastor

Nick is the Executive Director of Pure Desire Ministries: a sexual integrity ministry, helping men and women find hope and freedom from the effects of pornography and sexual addiction. Nick believes the church can become a place of grace and healing.

Corey Nichols

Author & Speaker

Survivor of Sexual Abuse, Modern-Day Abolitionist, Public Speaker, Writer, Lived and worked on the front lines in Thailand rescuing and restoring children trapped in sexual slavery.

Cory Nickols is Destiny Rescue USA’s Director of Strategic Partnerships and Chief Spokesperson. Cory’s passion for the issue of child sexual slavery stems from his own story of abuse he experienced as a minor.

As Destiny Rescue USA’s Chief Storyteller, Cory travels extensively throughout the United States and beyond to bring greater awareness to the pandemic of human trafficking and to inspire audiences of all ages to play their part in defending children around the world. He is also a frequent guest on TV and radio programs.

Mary Whitman Ortiz, MA, CLC

Certified Life Coach

Mary is the founder and CEO of Limitless Intimacy LLC, a Christian coaching practice. She is passionate about empowering healthy, Godly intimacy. As an author, speaker and coach, she helps women and couples globally and is regularly featured on TV as a relationship expert.

Crystal Day

Recovery Life Coach

Certified recovery life coach and leadership coach, speaker, author of two books including Dirty Girls Come Clean and 90 Days to Wholeness, and founder of Dirty Girls Ministries.

Crystal Renaud Day is a professional recovery life coach, speaker, and author whose work has been featured in the New York Times, ABC News, 700 Club, and more. She will complete her Masters in Life Coaching from Liberty University in May 2019 and currently holds six certifications including Professional Life Coaching from the AACC. She is also the Founder of Dirty Girls Ministries (DGM). Crystal resides in Kansas City with her husband Tim and two spoiled dogs.

Mark Denison, D.Min, M.Div

Pastor & Author

Mark has a D.Min., M.Div., and MAHS in Addiction Recovery. He is a member of the AACC and author of “Porn in the Pew,” “365 Days to Purity,” and “90 Days to Freedom.” Mark served as a pastor for 31 yrs. and as Chaplain for the Houston Rockets.

Mark, along with his wife, Beth, founded There’s Still Hope to minister to sex addicts and their spouses, and as a resource to pastors and churches. Mark offers personal coaching, customized recovery plans, and one-day intensives. Mark and Beth have been married for 35 years.

Richard Blankenship, LPC, NCC, CCH, CPCS, CSRRS

Clinical Director

Richard Blankenship, LPC, NCC, CCH, CPCS, CCPS, CSRRS is the clinical and administrative director for the Capstone Center for Counseling, DBT & Relational Trauma and the Capstone Center for Sexual Recovery & Transformation; a program for male addicts, female addicts, spouses/partners of sex addicts, couples in recovery, and services for children & adolescents.

Richard is one of the founders of the International Association of Certified Sexual Addiction Specialists (IACSAS) where he served as president for 13 years, and a founding board member of the Association for Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS) where he served for over 4 years.

He is the director of training for the Compulsive Sexual Behavior & Partner Trauma Institute (CSBPTI). He developed the first graduate course to be taught on sexual addiction along with a colleague and guest lectures in a variety of University level courses.

Richard is a frequent guest on Atlanta area radio & television programs dealing with sexual addiction, spouses/families of addicts, and domestic violence. He is the author of the LIFE Guide for Young Men, and a Journey Through Secrets.

He is the co-author of Spouses of Sex Addicts: Hope for the Journey (book & workbook) and the LIFE Guide for Couples.

Uli Gradinger, CPM

Certified Professional Mentor

Uli is a BraveHearts Certified Mentor. He and his wife Misty are founders of Healing From Porn, a sexual integrity mentoring service for one-on-one and group mentoring. Besides spending time with his family and playing the saxophone, Uli is passionate about guiding men out of sexual addiction and helping them restore their relationships and find their God-given purpose.

Randy Brown

Coach

Keynote speaker, author, coach, adversity, team building, and network expert, owner of Elite Coach Mentoring, CoachU Life Coaching graduate, author of Rebound Forward--Rebound from Life's Most Devastating Losses and Stay in the Game. Former 20-year men's NCAA basketball coach at Iowa State, Marquette, Arizona & coached 12 NBA players including Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr.

Randy Brown is a national author, speaker, and coach on the topics of adversity, networking, leadership, and team building. His book, Rebound Forward--Rebound from Life's Most Devastating Losses and Stay in the Game, highlights his rise as a college basketball coach as well as failure, adversity, and tragedy creating life-altering obstacles. His career is often called "Big Time to Prison Time" due to the adversity he encountered which ended his long and successful coaching career.

He reached the highest level in NCAA men's college basketball, becoming a Division I head coach, competing in the NCAA tournament five times, winning the Big 12 Conference Title in back-to-back years and advancing to the 2000 Elite Eight. He coached 12 NBA players during his career.

He is a role model for resilience in the face of life’s most devastating circumstances. He delivers an inspiring and memorable one-two punch to audiences around the country. Randy's Elite Coach Mentoring is the #1 mentoring program in the country and has ushered over 100 coaches into college jobs.

He holds a BA degree in Education from the University of Iowa and a MA degree in Educational Administration from the University of Arizona.

Randy is an avid fisherman, golfer, and music fanatic. His many hobbies include work as a concert stagehand for dozens of national acts. He has two daughters and lives in Ames, Iowa.

Ben & Ann Wilson

Licensed Professional Counselors

Licensed Professional Counselors, marriage conference and marriage intensive leaders, authors of Betrayed and Betrayer: Rescuing Your Marriage After the Affair.

Founders of Marriages Restored, providing weekly and intensive counseling. Ben stays active on the links, the slopes and doing triathlons. Ann is a foodie who likes to cook AND eat. She works off the calories on the bike and in the pool. Both enjoy time with their granddaughter.

Dave Lockridge

Founder, ACE Overcomers

Dave is the Founder and Executive Director of ACE Overcomers: The Center for Resiliency & Trauma-Informed Training.

Matt Dobschuetz

Recovery Coach

Matt is a podcaster and coach from Chicago. He hosts Pornfree Radio, a podcast for motivated guys who want to quit watching porn. Pornfree Radio ranks in the top 100 of iTunes in Self Help with over 30,000 downloads each month.
Like many guys, Matt's wife caught him downloading pornography but his wife was gracious. She told him that she knew this wasn’t about her but he needed to get help. And so Matt joined a support group and his journey to being porn-free began.

Russel Willingham

Counselor

Speaker, counselor and author of Breaking Free: Understanding Sexual Addiction and the Healing Power of Jesus (InterVarsity Press).

Russell joined the staff of New Creation Ministries in 1993 and became Executive Director in 2000. He counsels, leads groups, and speaks nationwide on issues related to sexuality, healing and spiritual formation. He has appeared on TV, radio and presented at many retreats and conferences. Russell is an ordained minister, husband and joyful grandpa. He also loves to do stuff with wood and metal.

Kristen Jenson

Founder, Protect Young Minds

Founder of Protect Young Minds, speaker, best-selling author of the books, Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids and Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr.: A Simple Plan to Protect Young Minds.

Kristen Jenson is the author of the Good Pictures Bad Pictures series of read-aloud books including the best-selling Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids and Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr.: A Simple Plan to Protect Young Minds. She is the founder of ProtectYoungMinds.org, a website dedicated to helping parents empower their kids to resist and reject pornography.

Dr. Dan Allender

Professor & Author

Professor of Counseling Psychology, Founding President of The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.

Dr. Dan Allender has pioneered a unique and innovative approach to trauma and abuse therapy over the past 30 years. Central to Dr. Allender’s theory and approach are the categories of Faith, Hope and Love, and their converses betrayal, ambivalence, and powerlessness.

Through identifying and engaging these categories in one’s personal narrative, healing and transformation can occur by bridging the story of the gospel and the stories of trauma and abuse that mark so many.

Steve Arterburn

Founder, New Life Ministries

Steve Arterburn is the founder and chairman of New Life Ministries and host of the # 1 nationally syndicated Christian counseling talk show “New Life Live!” heard and watched by 3 million people each weekday on 200 radio stations nationwide and on Sirius/XM radio and on the NRB television network.
Steve is the host of New Life TV (tv.newlife.com), a web-based channel dedicated to transforming lives through God’s truth. He is also the Teaching Pastor at Northview Church in Carmel, Indiana. He is also the founder of Women of Faith conferences attended by over 5,000,000 people.

Steve is a best-selling author of books such as Every Man’s Battle, Healing Is A Choice, Toxic Faith and his latest books, Understanding and Loving a Person with Depression, Understanding and loving a person with ADD, The Mediterranean Love Plan, Take Your Life Back, The 7-Minute Marriage Solution, The Book of Life Recovery and Is This The One?.

His speaking topics address issues common to leaders and adult men and women, including Take Your Life Back, Every Man's Battle, Lose it For Life, The 7-Minute Marriage Solution, Every Heart Restored, Healing is a Choice, and Pro-Life. Steve’s ministry endeavors focus on identifying and compassionately responding to the needs of those seeking healing and restoration through God’s truth.

Steve has degrees from Baylor University and The University of North Texas as well as two honorary doctorate degrees and is currently completing his doctoral studies in Christian Counseling.

Jason & Shelley Martinkus

Founders, Redemptive Living

Jason has a Masters in Counseling from Denver Seminary and has written three books - Worthy of Her Trust, Summit Devotional, and Understanding and Loving a Person with Sexual Addiction. Shelley has written one book - Rescued. They are the founders of Redemptive Living, whose mission is to support men and women as they heal after betrayal.

They enjoy speaking, writing, working with couples 1:1, and facilitating support groups.

They are 15 years into their journey and have been helping others for over a decade. They work closely with New Life Ministries, where Jason teaches the Every Man's Battle workshop, and Shelley teaches the Restore workshop.

Dr. Judith Reisman

Professor & Author

Research Professor, Liberty University School of Law; Founder, The Reisman Institute, author of four books and hundreds of articles detailing the fraudulent pseudo-science of Dr. Alfred Kinsey and its continuing Erototoxic consequences on society.

Dr. Reisman is listed in "Who's Who of Science and Engineering" as well as numerous other Who's Who biographies. Playboy magazine pursued her, claiming defamation in the liberal Netherlands when she said the magazine systemically conditioned, tricked, groomed, consumers since the 1950s by its inclusion of children in sex scenes (child pornography) without the awareness, thus, the informed consent of consumers!

She argued that this would condition consumers to experience sexual arousal for children and lead to epidemic child abuse which is exactly what has happened. She WON Playboy's defamation suit.

Dr. Reisman is an internationally recognized expert on the work of Dr. Alfred Kinsey, and its effects on the family and culture, including the global pandemic of pornography sparked by his criminal "research".

Dr. Reisman served as Principal Investigator for a the most rigorous comprehensive analysis of "Images of Children, Crime & Violence in Playboy, Penthouse & Hustler," (1953-1985) ever conducted for the United States Department of Justice, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The project yielded statistics of children as pictured victimized in all “men’s magazines.”

Dr. Reisman has testified for the Senate on the brain's reaction to sexual imagery as well as in myriad court cases. She has authored many books and law review articles and has been cited in many scholarly works. Books can be downloaded free pdf, credit, etc.

Brian Trevail

Pastor

Genesis Relapse Prevention Specialist, Celebrate Recovery Ministry Leader, Current Chairperson of Recovery Day Windsor, Essex County.

Brian and his wife Karen have launched Genesis Process change group empowerment class in their local church as well as oversee the Celebrate Recovery Ministry. Their heart is to provide a safe healing community for those hurting to heal.

Dr. Mark & Debbie Laaser

Counselors, Faithful & True

Mark Laaser, M.Div., Ph.D. is the Founder and President of Faithful & True, a Christian-based counseling center in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, specializing in the treatment of sexual addiction and relational betrayal.

Dr. Laaser is nationally regarded as a leading Christian authority in the field of sexual health and addiction and has authored over a dozen books on the subject, including Healing The Wounds of Sexual Addiction, his 3 book Men of Valor series, and his latest book, The Fight of Your Life, with Dr. Tim Clinton.

Debbie Laaser, M.A., is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has been involved in recovery with her husband, Mark, for over thirty years. Debbie facilitates therapy groups and counsels spouses who have been relationally betrayed. She also speaks with Mark at training events and workshops around the country.

She is the author of Shattered Vows and co-author of Seven Desires with husband, Mark. Her recent research, “Post-traumatic Growth in Relationally Betrayed Women,” was published in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Mark and Debbie have helped thousands of men and women achieve healing and

Steve Lackey

Co-Founder, Inside Out

Master’s Degree in Psychology, certifications in sex addiction therapy (ASAT) and multiple addictions (AMAT).

Steve Lackey, is co-founder of Insideout Living, Inc. and co-creator of Conversations of The Heart™, a series of seminars that encourage an examined life, personal integrity, and transformation one day at a time.

Steve is proficient in the area of sex addiction and multiple addictions that often accompany sexually compulsive behaviors and is earnest in his commitment to support men as they discover and heal past wounds, break unhealthy generational cycles, and connect with their hearts.

Additionally, he has expertise in the provision of intervention services for persons suffering from a variety of addictions and is often invited as a presenter at seminars to share on these areas of proficiency.

Lisa Lackey, LPC

Co-Founder, Inside Out

Lisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor.

My husband, Steve and I co-founded Insideout Living, Inc. in 1999, and incorporated in 2005. We envisioned a clinical practice that would help people make sense about parts of their lives, that were confusing, overwhelming and painful.

We believe that trauma healing comes from finally completing an emotional experience that may have only been completed as a physical experience long ago. Through compassion, cutting edge treatment modalities and a great team, we believed and continue to believe, that life can change.

Chris McKenna

Founder, Protect Young Eyes

Speaker, social media and internet safety consultant, author, former youth pastor.

Chris is the Covenant Eyes Marketing Manager and Founder and CEO of Protect Young Eyes. Besides family and running, Chris excels at creating engaging content and speaking to thousands of kids and parents about using technology with integrity.

After 12 years in business advising with Ernst & Young, God led Chris to a full-time student ministry role. He started protectyoungeyes.com in 2015 as a ministry to equip and educate parents and teens on the latest gadgets, apps, and how to use the Internet well.

He and his team now travel the country educating thousands, while he also fulfills his responsibilities to create and distribute educational content at Covenant Eyes. As a man who battled porn for years, Chris is amazed at God's ability to turn our misery into His ministry.

Jay Pyatt

Certified Professional Mentor™

Pornography was my go-to drug for 38 years. I pushed my marriage to the brink of divorce many times through my lies and unrepentant heart. In 2010, my wife took the courageous step to confront me one more time.
Seven years later we live a life I could never imagine. Our relationship energizes everything I do. It wasn't an easy road, I had to work on many different areas of breakdown.
Now, as a BraveHearts Certified Mentor™, I want to help others walk this path with the support and guidance needed to rebuild trust and finally be free from pornography and sexual sin.

Rocky has a passion for the restoration of individuals and marriages. Since finishing his own recovery, he has ministered to strugglers. Rocky is a mentor and experienced public speaker about sex addiction and the redemptive process.

Lila Pisor, CPM

Certified Professional Mentor

Certified Spouses Mentor, Certified Trauma Informed Facilitator. 12 years experience in mentoring and spouses recovery.

Lila has a passion for the restoration of individuals and marriages. Since finishing her own recovery, she has ministered spouses. Lila both mentors and is an experienced public speaker about sex addiction, spouses and the redemptive process.

Rocky Pisor, CPM

Certified Professional Mentor

Certified Sexual Addiction Mentor, Certified Trauma Informed Facilitator. 12 years experience in mentoring and recovery.

Rocky has a passion for the restoration of individuals and marriages. Since finishing his own recovery, he has ministered to strugglers. Rocky is a mentor and experienced public speaker about sex addiction and the redemptive process.

Vern Tompke

Founder

Vern is the Founder of the ministry and podcast Pastors on Porn.

My husband, Steve and I co-founded Insideout Living, Inc. in 1999, and incorporated in 2005. We envisioned a clinical practice that would help people make sense about parts of their lives, that were confusing, overwhelming and painful.

We believe that trauma healing comes from finally completing an emotional experience that may have only been completed as a physical experience long ago. Through compassion, cutting edge treatment modalities and a great team, we believed and continue to believe, that life can change.

Jay Stringer

Author, speaker

Jay is an author, speaker, and thought leader in the area of healing from unwanted sexual behaviors.

Chris is the Covenant Eyes Marketing Manager and Founder and CEO of Protect Young Eyes. Besides family and running, Chris excels at creating engaging content and speaking to thousands of kids and parents about using technology with integrity.

After 12 years in business advising with Ernst & Young, God led Chris to a full-time student ministry role. He started protectyoungeyes.com in 2015 as a ministry to equip and educate parents and teens on the latest gadgets, apps, and how to use the Internet well.

He and his team now travel the country educating thousands, while he also fulfills his responsibilities to create and distribute educational content at Covenant Eyes. As a man who battled porn for years, Chris is amazed at God's ability to turn our misery into His ministry.

Kenny & Susan Smith

Co-Founders

Kenny and Susan Smith are co-founders of Mended Mentors, a recovery and healing mentoring ministry for sexual strugglers and betrayed partners.

Greg Oliver

Executive Director

Greg is the founder and Executive Director of Awaken, a gospel-based sex addiction recovery ministry.

With his wife Stacey, their focus through the ministry of Awaken is on two main areas: providing recovery solutions and guidance for men, women, and couples affected by pornography and sexual addiction; and equipping churches to more effectively shepherd their people through areas related to sexual brokenness.

One of Awaken's key goals is to provide help for sexually broken people while also working toward prevention solutions for the next generation.

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